- DOD Issues RFP for Active RFID
The new request for proposal will enable the military to purchase active RFID technology from more than just a single vendor.
- RFID Provides Utility Company With Real-Time Visibility
A Canadian utility company tracks reels arriving and departing from its distribution center and storage yards, thereby reducing theft and out-of-stocks.
- Swiss Post Delivers RFID to Its Parcel Centers, Transportation Hubs
The company is adding EPC Gen 2 tags to containers that shuttle mail and packages in and around nearly 50 facilities in Switzerland.
- RFID Could Cure Concrete Tracking Woes
International Coding Technologies announced TrackCon, a system for identifying and tracking pre-fabricated concrete products that features a plastic-encased passive RFID and bar code tag that is embedded during the production process. The developer says the system can be used for concrete products ranging from small tanks to pre-fabricated building walls.
- Precast Concrete Manufacturers Use RFID
Companies like Phoenix Precast and E.F. Shea Concrete are using passive UHF tags to create an electronic quality-control trail and better manage their inventory.
- Melbourne City Council Tracks Its Car Fleet
The council estimates that once fully deployed and integrated with its employee ID system, the EPC Gen 2 RFID vehicle-tracking system will reduce labor by at least 40 staff hours per month, resulting in an annual financial savings of up to $40,000.
- Retailers See RFID's Potential to Fight Shrinkage
Store operators are beginning to explore new applications for radio frequency identification, including using it as a tool for preventing product theft—or for reducing its impact.
- Jones Apparel Group Plans RFID Pilot in Nine West Stores
At two sites in New York, the company plans to test the ability of item-tagging to help improve stock availability, productivity and customer service.
- Turkish Retailer Uses Hybrid EAS-RFID Tags to Stop Theft, Improve Inventory Management
LC Waikiki plans to roll out the system—which combines EPC Gen 2 RFID and acousto-magnetic electronic article surveillance technology—at 50 stores within the next six months.
- Communities Turn to RFID to Boost Recycling
Three U.S. municipalities are using passive UHF tags to monitor whether their residents place recyclable bottles, cans and paper out at the curb.
- Researchers Work on Using RFID to Calculate an Item's Carbon Footprint
The Bits to Energy Lab has developed a prototype system utilizing data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint and display it on an RFID-enabled mobile phone.
- At William Ashley, RFID Name Tags Improve Service
The Canadian retailer is using Ubisense's real-time location system to speed the process of bringing the goods to customers, and of summoning sales help.
- Precyse Technologies' RFID System Uses Beacons to Extend Reach
The company's iLocate technology enables companies to track assets in remote sites, by deploying multiple beacons that allow an RFID reader to communicate with battery-powered tags thousands of feet away.
- Fluensee Purchases TrenStar
By acquiring TrenStar, the RFID asset-tracking software provider gains inroads into software-as-a-service, as well as the company's RFID-enabled distribution service for beer kegs and other containers.
- Thai Researchers Study RFID for Managing Prawns and Other Food Fish
In addition to investigating the physical effects of implanting RFID tags in aquatic animals, the project will develop an RFID-enabled system to monitor and improve broodstock on fish farms.